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Silver Foundation Plaque of Darius I, 522-486 BCE

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Silver Foundation Plaque of Darius I

“Darius the Great King, King of Kings, King of countries, son of Hystaspes, an Achaemenian.

Saith Darius the King- This is the kingdom which I hold, from the Scythians who are beyond Sogdiana, thence unto Ethiopia; from Sind, thence unto Ethiopia; from Sind, thence unto Sardis—which Ahurmazda the greatest of the gods bestowed upon me. Me may Ahuramazda protect, and my royal house.”

Curtis, John and Nigel Tallis, Forgotten Empire- The world of Ancient Persia. London- British Museum Press, 2005.

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